Production of a (Phase) Random Telegraph Field

  • M. W. Hamilton
Conference paper


The random telegraph (RT) field is one of the prototypical fluctuating electro-magnetic fields that has been used in theoretical studies of how non-linear optical processes respond to stochastic excitation. In this paper I will present a method for imposing RT phase fluctuations on to a laser beam. The main characteristic of the light is then that the phase jumps at random times between two fixed values.


Full Width Half Maximum Phase Jump Stochastic Excitation Voltage Jump Single Photon Transition 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. W. Hamilton
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  1. 1.Dept. of Physics & Applied PhysicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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